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Mindfulness–Reach Beyond Your Turbulent Mind

We're continuing our discussion of the intersection of spirituality and therapy with psychotherapist Tanchum (Tani) Burton. Tani is a rabbi and educator whose approaches to therapy and spirituality are relevant for an increasing number of clients and students.

Welcome back, Tani. You are a student of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, whose powerful teachings we have frequently blogged about on the Therapy Soup blog. Can you tell us about the (free) classes you are currently teaching at
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Therapy For Jewish Children With Special Needs

One of the most important, yet often overlooked aspects of getting therapy is knowing when and how to advocate for yourself or your loved one, a topic we've blogged about many times at Therapy Soup.

Now, just in time for Hanukkah, we interviewed Zlaty Kahan, the founder of , a Jewish advocacy and education site that helps parents with special- needs children get the therapy their child needs.

What are the issues that affect the religious Jewish population with...
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The Parent-Child Dance: Understanding (And Improving) Your Child’s Problem Behavior

I’m really excited to tell you about The Parent-Child Dance: A Guide to Help You Understand and Shape Your Child’s Behavior, because I know that the author is making a difference in the lives of so many parents and kids. The Parent-Child Dance is written by award-winning pediatric behavioral specialist, Miriam Manela, OTR/L, with the help of me, Zwolinski from Therapy Soup.

For over a decade, Miriam Manela has been working with children and...
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Travel Standing Still



Reconnecting by Karen Hollingsworth

I created the painting titled “Reconnecting” after returning home from a trip to New York. While I was there I couldn't help but notice that this is the view from practically every window in the city, and having seen a number of other artists versions of the urban landscape at galleries in Manhattan, I wanted to give it a try myself. The idea of the New...
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Helping Children’s Emotions & Behavior With OT Miriam Manela

Photo by Andre Reichmann

Pediatric occupational therapist Miriam Manela specializes in helping children and their families with behavioral issues. Occupational therapy may be utilized as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment plan or on its own to help with a broad spectrum of behavioral, emotional, and mental health-related issues.

Welcome, Miriam.

You work with many children with emotional and behavioral issues. The issue we’d like to start with, one that seems to be on the rise in children, is anxiety....
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Intense Anger And Radical Acceptance: Help For Borderline Traits

We're continuing our discussion about borderline personality traits with author Debbie Corso of DBT Path.

In these posts, Debbie will give us insight into self-sabotaging behaviors as well as practical skills that can help us move forward.

Today we're discussing the trait of anger.

Anger is an interesting symptom.  It often shows up in reaction to the frustration of feeling blocked from accomplishing goals.

Before DBT, a person with this trait may have difficulty even identifying this...
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Emotional Instability: Help For Borderline Traits

We're continuing our discussion about borderline personality traits with author Debbie Corso of DBT Path. I

In these posts, Debbie will give us insight into self-sabotaging behaviors as well as practical skills that can help us move forward.

Today we're discussing the trait of emotional instability.

This is one of the primary symptoms I suffered from and quite common.

Being extremely emotionally sensitive, and not having tools to manage the intense effect which even minor...
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